COVID-19 | Research

Qigong for the Prevention, Treatment, and Rehabilitation of COVID-19 Infection in Older Adults

Qigong has the potential to play a role in the prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation of respiratory infections, such as COVID-19.

COVID-19 | Research

Diagnosis and Treatment of Novel Coronavirus Pneumonia Based on the Theory of Traditional Chinese Medicine

The authors comprehensively analyzed the etiology and pathogenesis of COVID-19 based on the theory of TCM, and discussed its syndrome differentiation, treatment and prevention measures so as to provide strategies and reference for the prevention and treatment with TCM.

COVID-19 | Research

Efficacy of Liu-zi-jue in Patients with 2019 Novel Coronavirus Pneumonia (COVID-19): Structured Summary of a Study Protocol for a Randomized Controlled Trial

The trial will recruit 186 hospital patients with mild and general symptoms of COVID-19 pneumonia from 19th February to 31st July 2020. Diagnosis will follow the criteria of the National Health Commission & State Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine Diagnostic and Treatment Protocol for Novel Coronavirus Pneumonia (The 7th Trial Version).

Renal System/Urinary System | Research

The Effects of Tai Chi on the Renal and Cardiac Functions of Patients with Chronic Kidney and Cardiovascular Diseases

Tai Chi training can improve the renal and cardiac functions through promotion of blood lipid metabolism, and especially HDL elevation.

Nervous System | Research

Mind-Body Exercise Improves Cognitive Function and Modulates the Function and Structure of the Hippocampus and Anterior Cingulate Cortex in Patients with Mild Cognitive Impairment

Our results demonstrate the potential of Baduanjin in preventing the progression of mild cognitive impairment.

Nervous System | Research

Tai Chi Acutely Decreases Sympathetic Nervous System Activity in Older Adults

This study is the first to our knowledge to assess the acute effects of TCC practice on sympathetic activity in older adults. TCC performance led to acute decreases in sympathetic activity, which could not be explained by physical activity alone. Further study is needed to determine whether the acute salutary effects of TCC on autonomic functioning are sustained with ongoing practice in older adults.

Nervous System | Research

Tai Chi Improves Balance and Mobility in People with Parkinson Disease

This pilot study examines the effects of Tai Chi on balance, gait and mobility in people with Parkinson disease (PD).

Quality of Life and Psycho-Social Well Being | Research

Improving Sleep Quality in Older Adults with Moderate Sleep Complaints: A Randomized Controlled Trial of Tai Chi Chih

Tai Chi Chih can be considered a useful nonpharmacologic approach to improve sleep quality in older adults with moderate complaints and, thereby, has the potential to ameliorate sleep complaints possibly before syndromal insomnia develops.

Quality of Life and Psycho-Social Well Being | Research

Research on Psychoneuroimmunology: Tai Chi as a Stress Management Approach for Individuals with HIV Disease

This article introduces a novel tai chi intervention and provides quantitative and qualitative data from a randomized clinical trial indicating its effects on psychosocial variables in individuals living with various stages of HIV disease.

Quality of Life and Psycho-Social Well Being | Research

A Randomized Controlled Trial of Tai Chi for Tension Headaches

As a TCM/CAM therapy, Tai Chi offers a holistic approach to patient care that differs from the approach of conventional treatment.